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Last Day for 'New Partners Yearbook 2016' Submissions

The deadline to submit your new partners' profiles for inclusion in our "New Partners Yearbook 2016" is Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Multimillion-Dollar Fee Controversy Heads to Statewide Grievance Hearing

By Thomas B. Scheffey |

In December 2014, a solo attorney representing two parents and a handicapped child made a shocking accusation: one of Connecticut's most successful plaintiffs firms had collected $4.3 million more in legal fees than it was entitled to following the settlement of a high-profile medical-malpractice case.

Glenn Formica

Woman's Fall on Sidewalk Leads to $416,000 Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A woman who fell and broke her arm on a Bridgeport sidewalk has been awarded more than $416,000 by a Superior Court jury.

Global Firm Moves Into Conn. to Focus on Equity Funds, Corporate Law

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

Connecticut's large cluster of private equity funds has attracted the global law firm of Holland & Knight, which has opened a Stamford office which will initially be staffed by a group of Connecticut-based lawyers who had been working at Dickstein Shapiro.

After Disbarment, Former Conn. Lawyer Again Accused of Financial Fraud

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

A disbarred Glastonbury attorney faces up to two years in prison for embezzling over $200,000 from his employer, a nutritional supplement company.

Skull Fracture From Fight Leads to $140,000 Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A fight between neighbors resulted in a fractured skull, a lawsuit and most recently, a $140,000 verdict in New London Superior Court.

Town's Mayor Steps Down After LEGO Legal Department Promotion

By MEGAN SPICER |

Scott Slifka has been a busy man. He's simultaneously worked in LEGO System's legal department in Enfield and served as West Hartford's mayor. But with a recent promotion within the global toy company, Slifka had to make a tough decision.

Prep School Sex Abuse Suit Ends With $500,000 Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

A man who claims he was repeatedly sexually abused by a faculty member of a Western Massachusetts prep school has settled a federal lawsuit in Connecticut for $500,000.

State Funding Boosts Small Real Estate Firm Staff

By MEGAN SPICER |

When George Holler looked to add new employees to keep his Milford-based real estate law firm running smoothly, he found a funding source not every small law firm leader would consider: the government.

Ryan Barry

Hundreds of Conn. Homeowners Could Join in Class Action Involving Crumbling Concrete Foundations

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

Potential class action says insurers won't cover damages.

Judge Says Common-Law Doctrine Allows Tribal Business to Miss Filing Deadline

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

Nearly four years after the state Supreme Court invoked nullum tempus to Connecticut's benefit in a law library case, a tribal court is ruling that the same doctrine applies to the much smaller Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Conn. Judge Says Blight Ordinances Can Cover Messy Farms

By MEGAN SPICER |

Anthony Straska's Rocky Hill farm is a mess and he must clean it up. That's the decision of a Superior Court judge who ruled that the town's municipal blight ordinance applies to agricultural settings as well as residential property.

Howard Altschuler

Updated: Tempers Flare at Grievance Hearing in Multimillion Dollar Fee Dispute

By Thomas B. Scheffey |

Grievance panel hears arguments involving multimillion-dollar dispute.

Barry Schaller

Conn. Judge's Novel Mixes Lethal Combat With Legal Intrigue

By Christian Nolan |

Former Supreme Court Justice Schaller turns focus to fiction writing.

Parental Rights of Mentally Ill at Stake in Conn. ADA Case

By MEGAN SPICER |

On one side is the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, whose mission is to protect the welfare of children. On the other are a handful of advocacy groups who object to DCF's handling of a long-running case involving two parents with mental health issues.

Governor Proposes $70 Million Cut in State Court System's Budget

By MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO |

In the aftermath of Gov. Dannel Malloy's call for across-the-board budget reductions, Judicial Branch officials are still mulling over what impact spending cuts will have on the state court system.